In 2015 it was announced that Aberdeen city council was poised to consider the EFW (Energy from waste) Incinerator proposal to be built on East Tullos Industrial Estate, Aberdeen. At an estimated cost of £120 million.
The regions three local authorities; Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray are funding and operating the site after a partnership agreement was put in place.
A number of public consultations, city council meetings, community council meetings and a stakeholder group have taken place during this time. This history whilst informing the project, is a history belonging to others.
Reading the minutes available in the public sphere; stakeholder meetings and council committee minutes. Their is a natural omission of emotion within the voices of those they capture. The purpose becomes transparency, the community objections located at the end of documents.
Is a member of Torry Community Council and Torry Heritage group.
Emotion is a key driver for creating a better condition of living within localised environments. To reflect this a small selection of audio recordings by those involved from the campaign were captured and are available as part of the project.
The recordings do not act as a linear timeline to the campaign but rather inhabit a web like structure, as interviewees navigate recorded documents and recall individual memories and histories. This reveals the complexity of the multiple voices involved in this narrative. The voices of those that have been validated and more importantly, in the case of the campaigners, those voices that have not.
Is a member of the community council for Kincorth and Leggart.